Sep 25th, 2012 publishUpdated   Jan 3rd, 2013, 7:01 pm

It was barely yesterday the Netflix app saw an update for Android devices that brought with it a redesigned and snazzy new UI. Apparently, that wasn’t the only thing Chris Jaffe and team had in store for the update. Apparently there was some hidden functionality buried inside the update that has only now been brought to our attention. As highlighted by a YouTuber, if you have the Netflix app installed on both your PlayStation 3 console and your Android device, you can use your phone or tablet as a full featured remote via your home WiFi network.

Here’s how it works. Simply select a movie or show on your phone and it will pull up a prompt asking where you want to play the selected show/movie. Select PS3 and the phone then acts as a remote to fast forward, pause, and change the audio or subtitles. No more fiddling around with your PS3 controller (I’m always hitting the analog stick on accident sending my movies into fast forward). Pretty slick. Although I couldn’t get it working on my system, maybe you guys will have better luck. Give it a shot and let me know how it works for ya.

[Engadget | Google Play Store]

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